One of 2 major political parties in the USA. Typically more religious and conservative. Place high values on family, morals, and ethics. They believe in the "trickle down" effect, where by success of businesses in the economy distributes wealth to the working class. They are generally against high income taxes and support all of the bill of rights and constitutional amendments and believe that the right to free speech, and the right to keep and bare arms are as important as the rest.
Republicans voted to save my small business thousands of dollars in taxes to the benefit of my employees and myself
by thesandman2010 September 08, 2009
Someone who thinks they are responsible for their own happiness, and doesn't kill babies.
That republican didn't even kill that baby..what a Bible-thumper.
by zeroaster November 10, 2008
1. One who believes in the idea of a republic, literally meaning "Rule of law". In other words, someone who is against mob rule and that society should be governed by laws, and not popular opinion.

2. A member of the Republican Party(GOP). The GOP is a broad coalition of right-leaning ideologies including but not limited to: Economic liberalism, conservatism, paleoconservatism, neoconservativism, laissez-faire capitalism, and libertarianism. Most republicans tend to favor "small government" as opposed to "big government."

Republicans and conservatives tend to favor Equality of Opportunity as opposed to Equality of Result, meaning that people should only be guaranteed the opportunity to succeed, as opposed to the idea that people should be guaranteed success. The golden rule of conservatism is that Freedom should always be placed above Equality, a view also held by anarchists and libertarians.

Some Republican positions:
1. Individual responsibility.
2. Flat tax, no one should have to give more than their fair share.
3. Strong education based on making sure schools do their jobs. Find good teachers, and help bad teachers find new jobs.
4. Low government spending.
5. Little to no gov. intervention in the economy. It can fix itself better than any bureaucratic gov. can.
1. The United States was founded on republican principles.

2. That person favors a smaller federally government, he is probably a Republican.
by I. C. Paris July 25, 2009
A person who believes in conservative values. The "lesser of two evils".
Well, I can't say I really agree with the viewpoints of Republicans or Democrats, but I suppose Republicans are the lesser of two evils. After all, Democrats are the ones who want to make the government so powerful that you wouldn't even be allowed to wipe your own ass without their permission.
by Wiicked February 12, 2008
A person who believes that people who work for their money should be able to keep it instead of it being forcibly taken from them to give to the people who sit around all day doing nothing but having kids which then "entitle" them to benefits. Also a person who believes that there should be evidence for each claim made by a person. A person who believes that a mosque shouldn't be built 2 blocks away from a site where 2000+ people died because of terrorist instead of building it in another site 15 blocks away. A person who believes that everyone should pay an equal amount of taxes, no matter what they do. A person who gets called racist with no evidence whatsoever.
George W. Bush was a republican.
by Dr. Lol W. Ut January 09, 2011
the obsession of every 10 year old kid on urbandictionary.com.
the republican party > democratic party by 10 folds get over yourselves!
by republicans own September 13, 2007
a political party that generally embraces coporate America and politically conservative causes that include a pro-life agenda, family values, the religous right, privatization, smaller government and a strong national defense. Republican has changed over the last few years to form a nearly politically-left leaning, similar to Democrat.

see: Democrat
Republican is just as evil as Democrat and is nearly as identical today.
by krock1dk July 28, 2007

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